Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: March 19

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers stay in touch. The end of the semester hit me like a train. It always seems like the second half is busier than the first half. It's warmed up a bit outside but for some reason that's only translated to "It's never going to stop snowing."

What I'm Reading: 
I've had to take a break from The Graveyard Book for work reasons but I'm more than halfway through now and loving it. The style does take some getting used to, but once that happens it flows well. For class, I'm reading Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire. It's a memoir of a man growing up in Cuba and leaving for America when he was only eleven. It's raw, blunt, and poetically written at times. I'm enjoying it a lot more than expected.

What I'm Writing: 
Siren is just under 4k at the moment. I had a major breakthrough on Monday where I finally figured out how the two main characters are going to meet, but I haven't had time to actually write it yet. I have a major term paper due tomorrow (we could choose any mental disorder, I picked PTSD) so that's the only thing I've been writing for the past week.

What Inspires Me: 
Agents of SHIELD did an inside look at Marvel studios last night in place of a normal episode and it was fantastic. It was amazing to hear them as an independent studio starting out with Iron Man and how things continued and to know how far they've come. 

What Else I've Been Up To: 
I'm completely drawing a blank here right now. The last week has kind of been a whirlwind of homework, work, and class. I haven't had much time for anything else. Once Upon a Time has been back for two weeks and I haven't seen a single episode (though I did catch the promo for this weekend's episode yesterday and I need to get caught up now).

Have a great week! I hope that your impending spring is more spring-like than mine.


Stephsco said...

I hope my DVR recorded that Marvel thing; SHIELD is not exactly my favorite but I enjoy all the movies. Interesting bit of promo they're doing with that "special" given the ratings for SHIELD aren't fantastic.

Anyway, good luck with your writing. It must be a challenge to write fiction while also in school

Melanie Stanford said...

I have that Marvel thing recorded but haven't watched it yet. I've heard great things about it though.
OUAT has been great! I'm so glad it's back. :)

Colin Smith said...

Don't you just love those "oh yeah" moments, when a plot point you've been wrestling over for weeks suddenly comes together? Glad you got one of those this week, Rachael! :)

I hope you make great progress on all your writing projects this week.